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National Weather Service says severe weather possible Saturday afternoon and evening  (updated 1pm 3-28-20)

National Weather Service says severe weather possible Saturday afternoon and evening (updated 1pm 3-28-20)

The National Weather Service has moved South Central Illinois into the enhanced area for several thunderstorm activity expected Saturday, primarily in the afternoon and evening hours. The severe thunderstorms will be capable of producing strong tornadoes, hail in excess two inches in diameter and damaging winds. Stay tuned for updates throughout the day. Here’s the…Read more »

Fayette County announces first positive case of COVID-19

Fayette County announces first positive case of COVID-19

The Fayette County Health Department has announced its first positive case of COVID-19. No other information is being released about the case. As a result of the positive case, Fayette County Board Chairman Jeff Beckman has signed a Proclamation of Disaster that will move Fayette County up on the list to receive Personal Proteand other…Read more »

Marion County has more negative cases for COVID-19  

Marion County has more negative cases for COVID-19  

Marion County remains without a confirmed case of COVID-19. Health Administrator Melissa Mallow announced Friday they have now received the results back of 37 tests, all of which were negative.  The negatives include all the previous pending cases and there are now two new pending cases. However, Mallow notes with five confirmed cases in Clinton…Read more »

Salem Police investigate report of attempted child abduction 

Salem Police investigate report of attempted child abduction 

Salem Police are investigating a Thursday night report of an attempted child abduction. The 13-year-old female juvenile reported that while walking eastbound on the south side of the street near the 400 block of East Boone at 7:50 Thursday evening a suspect who was traveling eastbound pulled alongside of her in what was described as…Read more »

488 new cases and eight more deaths reported Friday from Coronavirus Disease; Jefferson County has first case     

488 new cases and eight more deaths reported Friday from Coronavirus Disease; Jefferson County has first case     

The Illinois Department of Public Health has reported 488 new Coronavirus cases and eight additional deaths. The Friday report indicates there have now been 3,026 cases reported, including 34 deaths, in 40 Illinois Counties. Jefferson County Health Department was notified late Thursday of a positive case of COVID-19 within Jefferson County. The patient is a…Read more »

Marion County 911 now fully restored    (3:00 pm Friday update)

Marion County 911 now fully restored    (3:00 pm Friday update)

The Marion County 911 Emergency Phone system is now once again fully operational.    You no longer have to call the Marion County Sheriff’s Department for 911 service. A technical problem at AT&T had caused the 911 lines and all the non-emergency lines to go out at the Salem and Centralia Police Departments. The problem with…Read more »

2020 03/30 – Daniel Blaine Carter

2020 03/30 – Daniel Blaine Carter

Daniel Blaine Carter, age 56, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away at 9:38 A.M. on Thursday, March 26, 2020, due to complications of bilateral pneumonia at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, Illinois. Mr. Carter was a member of the Catholic Church and received the Last Rites of the Church prior to his passing by…Read more »

2020 03/30 – William Joseph Woodfall

2020 03/30 – William Joseph Woodfall

William Joseph Woodfall, age 77 of Mt. Vernon, Illinois was called home to be with the Lord at 7:26 pm on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at his home where he fought the good fight with cancer. He was born September 20, 1942, in Salem, Illinois to Joseph T. Woodfall and Willadene (Millican) Woodfall. He married Nida Rankin on December…Read more »